Parking & Biking Information
Where can I park?
Parking around Columbus Scioto Mile is PLENTIFUL! There are numerous parking structures, metered spaces on surrounding city streets and surface lots on both the east and west side of the River. Following are some maps of lots and garages around downtown and the Scioto Mile to make it easy for you to find a parking space when you come to the Festival. There are also links to maps of the Columbus and downtown areas to help you navigate the area.
Below are maps are available for download as Adobe Acrobat® PDF files:
- Scioto Mile/Festival Site Parking Map
- Map of parking lots and garages downtown
- Map of Columbus
- Map of Downtown Columbus
Disabled parking spaces will be available to those who have disabled parking placards on the north side of Mound Street west of south Second Street, and on the east side of Civic Center between Town and Broad Street.
What if I ride my bike?
Last year the city of Columbus installed a number of new bike corrals around downtown and two are very close to the Festival site–at West Mound and South 4th and South High and East State Streets. There are also several bike racks along the Scioto Mile Park on Civic Center Drive in front of the Supreme Court Building, in addition to the many other single bike racks in the downtown area.
We encourage people to ride their bikes to the Festival and have a positive impact on the Community’s overall carbon footprint. Last year those who biked to the festival traveled a total of 9409.72 miles, saving 444 gallons of fuel, avoiding the release of 8611 pounds of carbon dioxide and 453 pounds of other green house gases, representing 784.1 hours of physical activity and the burning of 426,574 calories.
Please be sure to bring a lock to secure your bike.